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Economy

Soaring fuel prices drag on Thai economy, spark protest

Southeast Asian nation fighting to shake off impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Hundreds of trucks surrounded Thailand's energy ministry building in mid-November, demanding cheaper diesel. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)

BANGKOK -- Soaring energy prices are threatening to hobble Thailand’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and have already sparked angry demonstrations in the ‘Land of Smiles.’

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